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Intel announces record $11.1 billion revenue for third quarter

By Matthew ยท 15 replies
Oct 12, 2010
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  1. Intel has reported its best-ever quarter, with revenue surpassing $11 billion for the first time in the company's 42 year history. Revenue reached $11.1 billion, up 18% from the year-ago period, while income totaled $3 billion. Both the PC Client Group and Data Center Group grew 3% sequentially, with record mobile and server processor sales. Atom CPU and chipset revenue was down 4% sequentially at $396 million. The average selling price for processors was approximately flat from the second quarter, but up significantly on-year. R&D plus MG&A spending was $3.2 billion.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    That's a lot of Clams.

    Good Job Intel, and it's time to catch up, AMD.
  3. While everyone else is poor? Screw you intel.

    I hope you get sued by AMD again for being thieves, your company is full of failures, you have no innovation whats so ever.
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    LOL, i guess this person can't afford Intel CPU's
  5. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Do you not like that Intel's processors out perform AMD by such a large margin?
  6. AMD would have died a long time ago, except for the investment made by Intel. Check Intel's holdings of AMD stock. They needed to keep them alive in order to avoid any anti-trust suits.
  7. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    i hope intel will produce much affordable processors in the coming days as their consumer treat.
  8. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    ROFL, so you see where your money ended up right? were you one of the lucky ones to pay for the i7 950 before the price cut in half? I think its logical for intel to score these numbers since there are people like you that buy overpriced chips just because they can afford them.

    Intel does make the best chips but it sucks not to have alternatives to control profit margins on the market.
  9. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    nope i was one of the lucky ones who got an E8500 for $150 and a week later it was $200, and that was in jan of 09
  10. And with AMD i paid $100 for a phenomII quad core.
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I think it was already stated. Intel needs AMD alive due to Monopoly and antitrust reasons. If they didn't, AMD would be dead. But they invest in them for that one reason. They obviously know AMD isn't catching up to them anytime soon.
  12. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 528   +42

    Despite the markup, I am still more likely to buy Intel because of performance. And while you can get an AMD quad core for around $100, you can spend about $20 more and get a dual core Intel processor with the same or more cache, that also performs better in general. I certainly want AMD to be successful, but I usually end up seeing more benefit by going with a reasonably priced Intel part.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,534   +2,318

    "Whatsoever", is one word, at least in English.
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    I just couldnt resist....

    It is one word, al be it, not widely known....:rolleyes::haha:

    Check your PM's Cap
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,534   +2,318

    Oooooo, you spoke Arabic.....:suspiciou :p :haha:
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Agreed. Most of my system build customers generally think along the same lines.
    My personal preference is also for Intel. One reason subjective, and two reasons objective...
    Firstly; I lost a substantial wager when AMD introduced locked multiplier CPU's :blackeye:
    Documentation is the ongoing problem with AMD CPU's. Core stepping and revisions are easily deduced with Intel CPU's. All the relevant information is easily retrieved from the Intel site. No so with AMD...the site(s) offer little help - except as an example of "How to Construct Websites Lacking Substance and Style" , and generally if anyone wants to find out stepping/revision information it requires third party assistance.
    Most importantly, at least from a builders perspective, is the fact that ALL CPU's contain architectural bugs and errata. Intel has for years made this documentation freely available (sample here- click on Technical documents> Datasheets > Errata (for example) tab within the .pdf). AMD do not, and have never made this information readily accessible.

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